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say he could present findings next week. mr. obama indicated support for among other things ban on assault weapons. new restrictions on magazines and loophole free background check. national data base to track weapons and increase mental health efforts. >> there is a wide consensus in the gun safety area that should be done around the table. >> he will meet with the other side, even an official from the national rifle association that opposes attempt to restrict gun rights. they proclaimed january 19 gun appreciation day. they want a big show of support at gun show, stores and shooting ranges. the group leader said if the american people don't fight back now, obama will do to the second amendment what he did to the first. gut it without a moment's thought. after the meeting they fired back at opponents. >> the debate over the second amendment is a distraction that gun lobby is trying to create from a sensible discussion of real solution that the american public supports. >> the nra and other pro gun groups insist on examination of culture, specifically the video game industry. >
day meeting with president obama that starts next week. >> so sobering news from the national oceanic and atmospheric administration. 2012 was the hottest year on record in the lower 48 states. with an average temperature at 55.3 degrees. now that shattered the previous record set in 1998 by a full degree while the majority of the country saw above average temperatures including las vegas and boise, cities like los angeles and seattle saw below average readings. 2012 was the second worst year for extreme weather events. human activity especially the burning of fossil fuels is contributing to changes in the u.s. climate. >>> today, the debate over what to do over gun violence continues in washington with the launch of vice president's biden's task force. yesterday, gabrielle giffords marked the two-year anniversary of the shooting which she narrowly survived by joining the call for more action. nbc's tracie potts joins us live with the details. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: richard, good morning. congresswoman giffords marking the occasion with a push for gun safety. she's going a
and rendition techniques under the obama administration in light of this week's nomination of john brennan as director of the cia. brennan, who is currently obama's top counter-terrorism adviser, withdrew from consideration for the same position in 2008 amidst protests over his role of the agency under george w. bush. brennan had publicly supported the cia's policies of so-called enhanced to arrogation techniques and assure their rendition. -- enhanced interrogation techniques and extraordinary rendition. on the front of a for the christmas long weekend, three european men of somali descent appeared briefly in new york courtroom. two were from sweden, the third man was a longtime resident of britain. their whereabouts have been unknown for months. according to the washington post, the men were arrested in the east african country of djibouti on a "murky pretext" in august. there then questioned by u.s. interrogators before secretly being indicted by a u.s. grand jury and flown to the u.s. for trial. >> the men are accused of supporting the al-shabab militia, which the u.s. considers a terr
association. the nra has accepted a invitation to meet with the group this week. president obama asked the v.p. to come up with recommendations this month to try to prevent a repeat of the massacre in newtown, connecticut. gabriel giffords and her husband the astronaut mark kelly visited new town, now they are launching their own effort to reduce gun violence. two years to the day since a gunman shot her in the head and killed six people wounding a dozen others. trace gallagher in our west coast news hub this afternoon. they are putting a lot of pressure on congress, aren't they? >> the pressure in congress as well as the national rifle association, shep. the reason that gabriel giffords and mark kelly came up with that political action committee was to raise enough money so they could fight the gun lobby on capitol hill. in their op ed in "u.s.a. today" giffords and kelly right in part quoting here wise policy has conquered disease, protected from us dangerous products and substances and made transportation safer. but when it comes to protecting our communities from gun violence. we're not
week organized by biden to address gun violence. president obama appointed biden to lead the panel following the deadly school shooting in newtown, connecticut. vice president gun violence task force will bring together victim group and other stake holders in the issue. group will put together a package of recommendations which will then be presented to the president for consideratio consideration. >>> the family of a former fbi agent who was kidnapped in iran released new image of the 65-year-old man. you can see robert levinson draped in chains and dressing what appears to be a mock prison uniform holding a sign that reads help me. he's now 64. he will be 65. levinson kidnapped while on business trip to iran can i remember island in 2007. you can see in the series of photographs how much he changed over the years. dramatic. washington its working still through diplomatic channel to try to get him released. >>> one more note from oversea overseas. the only known suspect jailed in connection with the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya has just been set free. law
, and president obama getting his second term administration in order to weeks before inauguration day. i will break down by one of his picks has me asking a lots and lots of questions. ♪ many of my patients still clean their dentures with toothpaste. but they have to use special care in keeping the denture clean. dentures are very different to real teeth. they're about 10 times softer and may have surface pores where bacteria can multiply. polident is designed to clean dentures daily. its unique micro-clean formula kills 99.9% of odor causing bacteria and helps dissolve stains, cleaning in a better way than brushing with toothpaste. that's why i recommend using polident. [ male announcer ] polident. cleaner, fresher, brighter every day. deal with the debt ceiling? >> the fiscal cliff did not fix the debt. is this tax policy or fixing in debt and deficit? and but i was a big supporter to say we got it deal with debt and deficit. >> you voted against the fiscal cliff? >> we have three saying scram together by the senate and the presidency. the debt ceiling, and the sequestration also a c
months, as the government reaches its debt ceiling and can't borrow any more money. president obama wants to lift that ceiling. the republicans don't. and it appears we're heading for another "thelma and louise" ride to the edge. remember -- they went over. we'll discuss that possibility next week with paul krugman, the nobel laureate in economics and "new york times" columnist whose bestselling book, "end this depression now!" calls for full employment as an alternative to austerity. read it, then send us the question you would like me to put to paul krugman. meanwhile, another reality beckons and there's a menace more threatening than the fiscal cliff ever was. what should really be scaring the daylights out of us -- the crisis which could make all the others irrelevant -- is global warming. get this one wrong and it's over -- not just for the usa, but for planet earth. that's the message delivered by hurricane sandy, and by almost all the extreme weather of the past two years. and here in the first month of the new year, it's the message from the most informed scientists in the world.
of the series of meetings this week as biden prepares to draft proposals. president obama wants congress to re-enstate a ban on military- style assault weapons, and close loopholes for buyers to skirt -- that skirt the background checks. >> he wants to hear through the effort that he assigned to the vice president from stakeholders of all kinds and that is including gun owners and organizations that represent gun owners. and he hopes and the vice president hopes that these organizations will bring constructive ideas to the table. >> vice president biden will meet with the nra and other gun owner's groups tomorrow. president obama thes the new policy proposals on his desk by the end of the month. >> and. >>> the labor secretary is leaving the obama administration n. an e-mail message, she submitted her resignation let or wednesday afternoon and made the decision to leave after discussing it with her family and close friends. >>> the white house chief of staff is expected to replace treasury secretary tim geithner. white house officials have not confirmed it but sources are saying that president
this week as part of president obama's task force to find solutions to the epidemic. the nra said it's "sending a rep to see what they have to say." my, that's big of them. other gun fans are having their say on the internet. they're promoting gun appreciation day to be held on january 19th. gun activists are being urged to turn out at gun stores, ranges and gun shows from coast-to-coast. we'll have a commentary on that later in the show. and if talk show host alex jones is with them, let's hope someone brings his meds. last night jones had what is now an iconically famous screaming fit which was rudely interrupted by piers morgan trying to ask questions about gun control. here's part of what alex jones had to screech. >> 1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms. it doesn't matter how many you get out there on the street begging for them to have their guns taken. we will not relinquish them. do you understand? >> john: only too well, sir. you need help. i'm joined by nancy bowman, a nurse on the scene in tucson two years ago when the shooting took place and along with
a standard set to meet with president obama later this week. the afghan leader this afternoon will be on capitol hill meeting with senator mcconnell and others. vice-president biden as at the white house today resuming his gun violence group. today they meet with representatives of victims' groups and gun safety organizations. eric holder expected to be there. the meetings getting under way at this hour. the representatives from the national rifle association, wal- mart and others will meet with the vice president on thursday. we will take you live at noon for the state of the state. dan malloy for that live at noon. 11:15 chris christie in the state of the state from yesterday. this morning, washington's journal everything you need to know about the flu. corn host: and as is the director of the national institute for allergy and diseases. beginning with "the houston chronicle." it is something that is happening across the country. why? what is going on? guest: you never know why with influenza. it is very unpredictable, except that we have flu season every year. what we're se
would likely be the next treasury secretary pick from president obama. we don't have much week left. on friday the president of afghanistan, hamid karzai is expected to be here at the white house. that has us all looking at tomorrow as the official date for this. the reasoning behind that, yes, he has been in on all of the budget fights. he spent all of last few years really of his career in washington, d.c. in the federal government. he spent a few years at citigroup. he was the chief operating officer at the alternative investment unit but has spent the bulk of his time in government. now as for whether or not he will be confirmed by the senate one republican senator says he will face opposition. >> it is a bumpy confirmation process. i think the american people need to know that the secretary of treasury will tell them the truth about the financial conditions of this country. he will help lay out a plan that can be analyzed and studied and will hold up under scrutiny. and they haven't done that from the white house yet. he has been an architect of their failure to lead. >> other
. that is live at 10:00 eastern. afghan president hamid karzai will be in washington this week and will meet with president obama on friday. this morning on c-span 2, a conversation on the future of the afghanistan and live coverage begins at 10:00 eastern on the atlantic council. on c-span 3, a discussion of u.s.-mexico relations. coming up in 45 minutes, adam green of the progressive change campaign will talk about the new congress and the president's agenda and at 8:30 eastern,
in this country. >> it comes a week ahead of a deadline set by president obama who has called for meaningful action. rebecca cooper joins us from the newsroom. >> it was a meeting that was intended to redress all sides of the debate. reporters were invited inside the photograph the typical adversaries all sitting down together. the vice-president insisted his task force will be more than just an exercise in photo opportunities. the vice president said the newtown, connecticut tragedy awakened the conscience of america. >>
deal boosts gdp share of taxes, and spending torque highs, the deal that president obama and congressional republicans struck last week send revenues soaring above the average, but did nothing to control spending which remaining stub borch -- stubbornly high saying "this should absolutely end the debate over new tax revenue politically and you see now getting what the president wanted didn't put a dent in the long term problem,," and i add this, a story about nancy pelosi's agenda in the house in the "new york times" saying democrats will entertain spending cuts, by reductions have to be considered separately from the debt ceiling and cuts too deep or aimed # at the wrong program, she says, "hurt the nation in crucial areas like education, technology, science, and energy." what's on the table for cuts? no social security, no medicare, the major drivers of benefits, but are the drivers of debt and deficit. what's on the table for spending cuts? >> guest: okay. there's a lot of questions there. >> host: right. >> guest: first of all, you know, the major drivers of the curre
held this week at the white house with vice president biden. that's a big deal, diane. we have never seen the nra at the white house, the obama white house. >> and how soon could we see something actually take place? >> reporter: well, they are saying that they will have recommendations from the vice president within three or four weeks, maybe even earlier. and, diane, they may act, well before congress gets around. the president can act by executive order on some things, including what you heard mark kelly talking about, the issue of background checks and streamlining those background checks. not going as far as he wants to go, but improving the process. >> all right, jon karl in new york, and thank you so much for bringing us up to date. >>> and now, we turn to aurora, colorado, and that other american town marked by a mass shooting, that time, in a movie theater. today, we learned the stunning story behind these pictures we saw at the time. law enforcement entering the booby trapped apartment of the alleged gunman, james holmes. fbi agents have testified today that holmes had home
clear in court filings in the coming weeks. >>> and president obama's second inauguration will include a second lineup of star power. beyonce knowles will sing the national anthem. james taylor is singing "america the beautiful" and kelly clarkson singing "my country 'tis of thee. the inauguration is january 20th and the public ceremony is monday, january 21st. >>> and heads up monopoly fans. now is your chance to save your favorite game piece. hasbro is replacing a piece. you can vote to save any one of the originals seen here and then vote in one of these new ones like the ring or guitar. you can even check the leaderboard to see which pieces are safe and which are in trouble. the new piece is going to be revealed february 6th. so did you have a favorite monopoly piece? >> i was never a big monopoly guy. >> i had to think about some of the pieces. there was the boot, the iron, the dog. so we'll see which ones actually stay alive. >> you know a lot about monopoly. >> learning. >>> just under two years ago, it was a symbol of hope. now tahrir square is dirty and depressing. the graffit
for presidents obama and bill clinton. he's also known for his thorough knowledge of the federal budget. an announcement is possible before the end of the week. >>> stip college of san francisco is hoping for a deadline extension to maintain its accreditation. the school has until march 15th to come up with a plan to fix financial problems. but officials say there are some issues that will require more time to work through. the school has already made several changes, including the hiring of more experienced leaders and improving its budget management. >>> today, san jose planners will decide if the location of a newly approved charter school plan fits with city goals. council members gave their approval yesterday for the rocket ship education charter element school on lick avenue. it would also provide a park and a playground for the area. some residents are opposed to the plan saying it will create traffic problems. >>> a ferry carrying hundreds of commuters crashes into a new york pier. >>> and get ready for a big drop in temperatures and some wet weather. ktvu's meteorologist mark t
on a package of gun reform recommendations to hand over to the president in the coming weeks. the nra called for armed guards in schools, you might recall, something president obama says he is skeptical about. former congresswoman gabe yell giffords is launching her own gun control campaign on the two-year anniversary of the mass shooting that nearly took her life. giffords and her husband mark kelly announced the americans for responsible solutions initiative. giffords and kelly, who also happen to be gun owners, say they hope to push back against the influence of the pro gun lobby. >> i bought a gun at walmart recently. i went through a background check. why can't we just make it more difficult for criminals to get guns. >> the nra would say to you they can get them illegally. >> i don't agree with you. the gun lobby opposes a gun purchaser being checked against the terrorist watch list. doesn't that seem like a commonsense thing? >> you have a gun. >> yes. >> gabby and i are both gun owners. we are strong supporters of the second amendment. >> it is the commonsense consensus you're going
. in a statement today, aig said the board will make a decision in the next several weeks. the white house has declined to comment on the issue saying the lawsuit is still pending. but we do have this. we do have a comment from the person president obama tasked with inventing an entirely new government agency to protect us all from predators and negligent companies in the financial sector, outside who last week became a united states senator, senator elizabeth warren said beginning in 2008, the federal government poured billions into aig to save it from bankruptcy. their debts nearly crashed our entire economy. the taxpayers across the country saved aig from ruin, and it would be outrageous for them to sue the federal government because they think the deal was not good enough. they have a stealth bailout, propping up aig. aig should thank american taxpayers for their help, not biting the hand that helped them in a crisis. and as satisfying as the comment is for its smack down nature, it didn't just happen because of an act of god. the meltdown was caused by the recklessness of aig and other co
we were gone in just three weeks everything happened ever. tragedies, incompetency. i don't know even know where to [bleep] start tonight. gun debate? hillary clinton's fake fake brain blood clot? barack obama is filling up his cabinet with old white guys and republicans like chuck hagel? meanwhile some republicans are up with the hagel pick because of his possible antigay views. the democrats are filling in with the old white guys and the republicans are helping the the gays. i can't wait to see what the daily show is going to do with that story. there's no time. there's too much. dam damn you mayans. why couldn't the world have ended when you said it was going to end because that's what i was planning on. now i've got three trillion cans of creamed corn in my basement. waaa! we're going to get to all that in the next week or two because after that we have a two-month midwinter hiatus. but we have to start somewhere. here we go. our top story tonight, world renown thes pee and gerard depardieu has decided to depart france. (mumbling) we begin where we left off: dangling tenuously on
legislation. as kyla campbell reports, president barack obama wants to move quickly with any recommendations. kyla? >> reporter: dave, the vice- president has given them a few weeks to come up with regulation on gun control. -- legislation on gun control. vice-president joseph biden is meeting with gun control leaders and tomorrow he will be sitting down with the n ra and other groups. they want to place more focus on mental health and violent video games. -- violent video games. they are sending members as vice-president joseph biden continues with the series of meetings. and he was invited to the house -- white house but de-- white house but declined. more on that later in my next update. >>> thompson is chairman for the gun violence prevention task force. he want to hear more ideas on making things safer. the meeting will go on until 8:30. >>> tomorrow water service will be back to normal after a plumbing problem which lasted several hours. an alert was issued yesterday at 1:00 and that means water can only be used for urgent patient care. water service was restored shortly after 5:00 la
. click or call. >> and welcome back to "hannity." now that the obama administration has taken more money out of your wallet each and every week. you want to know where some of your hard earned money is going? it will probably make you angry. the new york post through the freedom of information act got a hold of record of welfare recipients. they took out cash at bars and liquor stores and x-rated video shops, huka bars and strip clubs where they presumably spent tax money on lap dances rather than diapers. unbelievable. glad it's going to good use, that's what fair share is about. joining me with reaction michael meyers and sirius xm host david webb. strip bar, you've been to a hooka bar? i've walked by. i didn't know what it was a month ago. >> here is the thing, you lower the bar for people to spend money to feed a government program. there's another side to this besides the fact that like texas, like other states, you can identify the atm machines and decide you can't withdraw from this atm machine or that atm machine in that establishment because it's supposed to be about feeding you
of this month. that is a day after president obama's inauguration and the first day back for congress after a two-week break. clinton had been scheduled to testify about the attack before she had a series of health problems. early on, critics claim she was avoiding a congressional appearance. >>> also the wife of a former fbi agent who was kidnapped in iran has released a new series of images of her husband. robert levinston is shown draped in chains in what appears to be a mock prison uniform. he holds a sign which reads, help me. he was kidnapped while on a business trip to iran back in 2007. the family says the u.s., though, is not putting enough pressure on iran to deal with the case. >>> record temperatures in southern australia have cooled slightly this morning, dropping below 100 degrees for the first time in days. that small consolation to firefighters battling to put out fires that have consumed more than 300,000 acres in the last day alone. details from the bbc's nick bryant. >> reporter: the fires are being fanned by ferocious winds and some of the highest temperatures the state
our freedoms are at stake and our constitutional rights are at stake. >> reporter: president obama has tasked vice president biden with delivering new proposals to curb gun violence. this week he is getting input from victim groups and gun owners. a national rifle association representative will be at thursday's meeting. the vice president will also sit down with representatives from the videogame industry. the president has also asked the task force to look into ways to improve mental health. in washington, danielle nottingham, cbs 5. >>> meanwhile, in newtown, connecticut, local businesses are getting a $500,000 grant from the state. it's supposed to make up for lost business after the school shooting last month. road closings and crowds paying their respects at the memorials shut down as many as 16 businesses around town for almost two weeks after a gunman killed 20 students and six educators at sandy hook elementary school. >>> heart-wrenching 911 calls from the colorado movie theater massacre were played at a preliminary hearing for suspect
owners. you can decide for yourself. as we reported last week, the national rifle association managed to push this stealth ledge slaix into president obama's health care reform bill. the question is how did they do it and why and why whatever you think of the law one of the president's top allies, a democrat, actually helped the nra get it passed? no surprise that there's a big dose of politics involved here. jim acosta tonight is keeping them honest. >> reporter: when president obama signed national health care reform into law, few in washington knew that buried in the legislation's more than 900 pages was a gift to the nation's powerful gun lobby. but here it is. a provision entitled "protection of second amendment rights." it states, "the government and health insurers cannot collect any information relating to the lawful ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition." the provision was such a secret, "the washington post" reports that some people in the white house didn't even know it existed, despite being in the president's signature legislation. health care advocate john a
be leaving around inauguration time. now my colleague, gloria borger, saying that president obama will be nominating jack lew as treasury secretary and that that announcement is expected sometime this week. this had been widely expected, jack lew, who has worked in a couple of administrations as the budget chief. he also worked on wall street. we've done some reporting on concerns about his experience not only from those on wall street but also some progressive groups. nonetheless, the president expected to nominate someone who he has talked about as a trusted confidante, someone who has worked very hard in trying to right the ailing economy. according to this source, the president expected to nominate him to be the next treasury secretary, and that announcement expected sometime this week. >> all right. well, thank you for that, dan. and nice quick work, i might add as well. and by the way, for our audience who might not know a lot about jack lew, the white house chief of staff, there is actually a very extensive background on this man. he has been the leading contender. without
from washington. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, sunny and rob. the obama administration does not want to lose momentum for new gun legislation. they think now is the moment to act. so, the vice president is bringing together all of the stake holders this week at the white house. the white house is speeding up efforts to reach a consensus on new gun legislation. a task force on gun violence, headed by vice president biden, will meet with victim groups and gun control advocates today. and gun owners groups on thursday. >> it's not a problem that can be solved by any specific action. it encompasses mental health, education, as well as access to guns. >> reporter: with the one-month anniversary of the shooting at newtown, connecticut, approaching, washington is pressured to take immediate action. gabby giffords who was injured by a gunman two years ago, is taking a prominent role in the gun debate. giffords and her husband have pushed for congressional action, on mental health, high-capacity gun magazines and background checks to purchase a gun. >> i bought a
are like in washington with a preview. >> good morning, the obama administration does not want did lose momentum for new gun legislation. they think now is the time to act so the vice president is meeting with all the stakeholders at the white house this week. >> the white house is speeding up efforts to roach a consensus on new gun legislation. a task force on gun violence headed by vice president biden will meet this week with people on both sides of the gun debate, victims groups and gun safety organizations today and the national rifle association and gun owner groups on thursday. >> it is not a problem that can be solved by any specific action. it is a problem that encompasses issues of mental health, education, as well as access to guns. >> with the anniversary of the elementary school shooting fast approaching, washington, dc, is facing pressure to take action. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords is taking a prominent role in the debate. she and her husband have launched an effort to push congressional action on questions of mental health, high capacity gun magazines, and bac
the string of mass killings. but since newtown, president obama has commissioned vice president biden and an administration task force to find a way forward. biden is meeting this week with various groups, including a representative of the national rifle association. presidential spokesman jay carney. >> the n.r.a. has certainly been one of the many groups invited. i would leave it to those groups themselves to decide whether to say whether -- to make any comment on their attendance in those meetings. >> reporter: the task force's proposals are due back to the president by the end of next week. after that -- >> the president will decide what he would like to pursue, what he believes is the right course of action. in addition to what he has already called on congress to do which is pass the assault weapons ban, pass legislation that would ban high capacity magazines, pass a bill that would close loopholes in our background check system. >> reporter: meanwhile, in centennial, colorado, this was day two of a preliminary hearing for james holmes who allegedly killed 12 people inside a mov
out of the running, viciously. >> yeah, joe. >> well, david axelrod was on last week and said that barack obama never even wanted susan rice to be secretary of state. >> he said he hadn't made a decision. >> it would have been fantastic. >> it's not reflective of what actually happened. >> really? >> of his inner circle? >> are you sure? all men and valerie's leg. >> are you suggesting that an editorial institution made a bad choice? >> but that's the inner circle right there. again, they all look like -- they went to princeton. >> when you want to hurt yourself, masochistic? do you want to hear another rant about what this president has done for women? really? >> he's not hired them. >> oh, come on. >> to run his cabinet. it just makes me sad. i thought we had gotten further than this, jeffrey sachs. >> this idiotic onset that you're putting on the table in a half-joking fashion is really not a good way to start the hour. >> actually, i've got to say, george w. bush had women in his inner circle. >> but there are plenty of women in the president's inner circle. valerie jarret
on that later. >> sure. bill: i want to get now to a significant meeting that will take place this week. afghan president hamid karzai meets with president obama at the white house. what to do about the war in gans. we are learning that the possibility that zero american troops, there i is an option on the table after 2014. kt mcfarland our fox news national security analyst, is with us. that is a comment made this week. is that a possibility. >> the administration is trying to signal karzai before the meeting and they are saying, wake up, you've got to get your act together because we are leaving and we might leave nobody behind, so you come together -- bill: is it a real possibility. >> yeah i think so. bill: you do? it's not just a negotiating ploy. >> this administration wants out of afghanistan. this is the war of necessity, but it hasn't gone very well. if you've got an incoming secretary of defense who is on the record as saying the war in afghanistan was a mistake, badly handle. you've got huge pressures for budget cuts and defense cuts that the administration is going to go along with
later this week, friday with meetings with president obama and at joint news conference between president o and president karzai. he will be speaking friday afternoon at georgetown university. we'll have coverage for you on friday. a lot of conversation revolving around the u.s. troop presence after 2014. here in washington there was an event looking at what lies ahead for u.s. forces in 2014 and beyond. >> atlantic council. i am delighted to have you all. distinguished guests. it is pretty rare to get three extraordinary ambassador sitting next to one another. each has tremendous familiarity with the subject. the council has been working on these issues for a number of years. this is the fourth anniversary of our south asia center. some of you may remember a few years ago the council did a substantial report with respect to afghanistan. the then-head of the council became the national security adviser, jim jones. we followed up on the work continuously over the last several years. this is the latest installment, if you will. i think you all know we are at an inflection point, w
president obama will nominate white house chief of staff tomorrow as the new treasury secretary. dennis: rich edson joining us now from inside the beltway has the latest. >> we have reported announcement coming this week. meeting at the white house friday, no events planned for this afternoon leaves tomorrow is most likely for the official announcement. a source familiar with the process tells fox the reason is jack lew has that the president cited decided a major budget fis with republicans on the debt ceiling and recently somewhat perverted fiscal cliff, also budget director under president bill clinton and obama known as someone with a very deep knowledge of budgeting. before joining the obama administration, he was a chief f operating officer at the citigroup alternative investments unit reported lost money to do that, although it earned profits from betting against the subprime mortgage market and will be if the fed to confirm him in one predicts very contentious process. >> it is a bumpy confirmation process. many people have no secure treasury will tell them the truth both of fin
safety organizations. we are live in washington, dc, with the latest. >> good morning, kristen. the obama administration does not want to lose momentum for new gun legislation. they think now is the time to act. the vice president is bringing together all the stakeholders at the white house this week. >> the white house is speeding up efforts for a consensus on new gun legislation. a task force on gun violence headed by vice president biden meets this week with people on both sides of the gun debate: victims groups and gun safety organizations today and the national rifle association and gun owner groups on thursday. >> it is not a problem that can be solved by any specific action but includes mental health issues, education, as well as access to guns. >> with the one month anniversary of the sandy hook elementary school approaching washington is facing pressure to take meanful action. former congressman gabrielle giffords who was badly injured two years ago is taking a prominent roam. she and her husband have launched an effort to push action on questions of mental health, high capacity
% approve the way president obama handled negotiations. 40% disapprove. today, chris christie continued his campaign against house republicans. >> we look forward to what we hope will be quick congressional action on a full, clean, sandy-aid bill now. now, next week, one thing i hope that everybody in america now clearly understands, new jersey, both republicans and democrats will never stand silent when our citizens are being shortchanged. >> and let's not forget what governor chris christie said last week. >> there is only one group to blame for the continued suffering of these innocent victims. the house majority, and their speaker, john boehner. >> and today, "the daily beast" published the interview, she is mad as hell, about the myriad ways the republican brand has been tarnisted, the sorry state, the ongoing alienation of latino voters, the epic failure of the fiscal cliff negotiations. and most recently, the house's arguing over the disaster relief aid. i'm angry, fumes mosbacher, i'm angry about the mistakes, i'm not writing any checks and i'm not asking anyone else to write any ch
in the weeks and months to come with this kind of a political situation. >> paula newton for us in caracas, paula, thank you. >>> president obama announce his pick to replace tim geithner at the treasury department. how jack lew's influence will impact your wallet. ali velshi has some thoughts. we'll chat next. [ male announcer ] this is bob, a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day prescription blood thinner for patients with afib not caused by a heart valve problem, that doesn't require routine blood monitoring. like warfarin, xarelto® is proven effective to reduce the risk of an afib-related stroke. there is limited data on how these drugs com
reports, this is just one of several meetings this week all aimed at reducing gun violence. >> reporter: that meeting just began. it's also joe bien -- biden to get ideas. and president obama is pushing for quick action. the vice president is meeting this hour with gun 50 and victims' groups to kick off a series of discussions. the nra and other groups will meet with joe biden tomorrow. the nation's biggest gun retaller initially said it could not come to -- retailer initially said it could not come to washington tomorrow but then they said walmart will meet with the vice president. some gun control groups say when it comes to changing legislation, it all comes down to supply and demand. we have to look at the supply site. the doe manneds people have in this -- the demand people have in this country, pick it up and use it aggressively. >> reporter: representatives from the video game and entertainment industries are also coming to d.c. tomorrow to talk about how violence on screen can lead to crimes in real life. i just heard back from my source at the white house. i checked to see if a
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